Today I’m in the studio with Lynne Reichhart of Artbylmr. Lynne was the winner for the last double giveaway I sponsored along with Artsnark.
So Lynne and I decided to do another double giveaway! Lynne is featuring me on her blog today as well at http://www.artbylmr.blogspot.com. And we are both offering giveaways. I’m offering a set of four blank inspirational note cards from my “Words” series.
But first, pour a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy my visit with Lynne, a very talented and busy artist.
Thanks for asking – My etsy shop is http://artbylmr.etsy.com/. My very own website is http://www.artbylmr.com/ and my blog is http://www.artbylmr.blogspot.com/. Stop by and sign up for my newsletter! You can also find my work on t-shirts, mugs, mousepads and so much more at http://www.cafepress.com/artgiftsbylmr. I just discovered http://www.Zazzle.com/artbylmr and now have my art on Keds sneakers and skateboards – ain’t technology grand!
I am drawn to subjects that have a nice play of light and shadow, be it a building, flower or rusty old boat! I love to paint all kinds of subjects. I would definitely get bored doing all flowers or all still lifes. Fall scenes are also a favorite subject of mine.
FK: As an artist what is most gratifying to you and what’s not so gratifying?
Being an artist is frustrating, joyous, tedious, invigorating and wonderful all rolled into one. I love to paint, but just can’t always find the time to do it. Artists must also be salesmen and women. I do enjoy the on-line forums and marketing, but too often it keeps me from doing my craft. I need to set aside computer time and stick to it!
I just tried my first 2 craft fairs this in August. I loved meeting the people. I got a few sales and lots of compliments so my ego got a boost. I also exhibit whenever I can at local venues. I recently had a solo show at a local library and another coming up in November. I have also exhibited in several juried group shows. I love getting my work out there for people to see.
FK: With all of your artistic activities, you need a break once in awhile. What do you do for relaxation?
When I am not being an artist, I really enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and aerobics. I love to eat and I am a dessert freak so I need to burn it off. I also love to read – mostly mysteries at this point. Since fall is here I can also partake in my favorite outdoor work – raking leaves!
FK: Finally, tell us five things that most people don’t know about you.
Mmmm ... five things that most people don’t know. That is tough with all the Facebook lists that I have filled out.
1. I have a tattoo of a shamrock on my lower back.
2. I love vintage muscle cars.
3. I would love to paint 60’s and 70’s era toys, but am not sure about the copyright issues.
4. I bought a Twiggy carrying case for $1 and sold it on Ebay for $275.
5. I still eat hot spaghetti with mayo on occasion.
And now for the giveaway:
Spanish Courtyard Tile Coaster
This tile features a pretty image of a courtyard in Spain. It measures 4.25 X 4.25 inches and is created from the original acrylic painting. You will love the bright colors.
All you have to do is make a comment to this post. That’s all! A name will be drawn from all the comments by random number generator AFTER NOON NEXT TUESDAY (9/29). Yep, this giveaway is just for one week and is open to anyone, domestic and worldwide. So don't wait.
After you have commented, be sure to wander on over and visit Lynne’s shops. I know you’ll love everything you see there. And you can see my feature and giveaway at Lynne’s blog: http://artbylmr.blogspot.com/2009/09/double-give-away.html
Thank you for a nice visit, Lynne, and for that lovely giveaway!